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Recreation and Parks - Sept. 11, 2017

More than 50 radio-controlled model airplanes are expected to participate in a "mini-airshow" being held Saturday, Sept. 16, at Hobby Park, 2301 W. Clemmonsville Road from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The airshow is being organized by the Hobby Park RC Aircraft Club.

Admission and parking are free; all proceeds from a hot-dog lunch and raffle will be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina. Attendees who bring a bag with at least five cans of food will receive their choice of a free lunch or $5 in raffle tickets, said Bren Bailey, the club president.

"Last year we raised over $800 and donated more than 40 bags of food for the food bank," Bailey said. "We raise money at our other events during the year and use that to fund this event, so that everything we raise at the airshow goes to Second Harvest."

This is the third year the club has held the mini-airshow. "Last year we had around 50 airplanes," Bailey said. "We’re expecting more this year.... Some of the planes can exceed a 10-foot wingspan. Many will be scale models of actual airplanes; some are model airplanes that are designed to fly well. Also, the control-line (model airplane club) will have both of their circles going full time with their airplanes."

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2016 Hobby Park RC air show

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